Olivier Bylicki

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OBJECTIVES Needle decompression of tension pneumothorax in soldiers of the French infantry has a risk for failure when the standard procedure that involves the insertion of a 14-gauge, 5-cm catheter into the 2nd intercostal space (ICS) is used. This study measured the chest wall thickness (CWT) to assess whether this approach is appropriate. METHODS CWT(More)
BACKGROUND The Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) guidance was extended in 2013 to provide a set of specific recommendations regarding patient-reported outcomes (PROs) reporting in randomized clinical trials (RCTs). There is limited data regarding how well current publications of oncology RCTs report PROs if assessed using these(More)
BACKGROUND Radiochemotherapy without surgical resection has become the treatment of choice for anal squamous-cell carcinoma. The optimal treatment for rectal squamous-cell carcinoma is not well established. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this work was to assess the efficacy of nonoperative strategies in the management of primary rectal squamous-cell carcinoma.(More)
UNLABELLED The concept that ultrasonography could be interesting in the prehospital setting and during the transfer of traumatized patients is not new. Paradoxically, there is a lack of description of routine use of ultrasonography in emergency ambulances. The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility and efficiency of an extended focused assessment(More)
BACKGROUND Bronchial resection and reimplantation in surgical management of lung cancer is intended to spare lung parenchyma, with curative intent. We studied the incidence and management of anastomotic complications after such procedures. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients referred to our center for lung tumors who underwent bronchial(More)
BACKGROUND The management of airway bleeding is generally performed in an emergency to prevent hypoxemia and lung flooding. When the bleeding arises from peripheral lesions that are not visible endoscopically, bronchoscopic options have limited curative intents. Endobronchial embolization using silicone spigots (EESS) is a novel approach. OBJECTIVES We(More)
BACKGROUND Solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura (SFTP) refer as to a heterogeneous group of mesenchymal malignancies with various anatomic and histology features. Upfront surgical resection is the standard approach, but recurrences may be aggressive and difficult to treat. The most widely accepted staging system has been proposed by De Perrot et al.(More)
The FDG-PET (fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography) scan is used with increasing frequency to investigate pleural abnormalities and to determine the possibility of neoplastic invasion. However, false-positive findings are not uncommon and talc pleurodesis has been reported to cause hypermetabolic pleural thickenings up to 5 years after(More)
INTRODUCTION Neovascularisation is a hallmark of cancer. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is directly involved in the regulation of this tumoural neoangiogenesis, especially in lung cancer. Bevacizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody targeting VEGF that is commonly used in thoracic oncology. Among the side effects, perforation of the nasal(More)
Targeted therapies have markedly improved the management of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but their efficacy in localized NSCLC is less well established. The aim of this review is to analyze trials of targeted therapies in localized NSCLC. In patients with wild-type EGFR, tyrosine kinase inhibitors have shown no efficacy in(More)